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[04/22/17 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Slips Into Top Spot Among Adults 18-49
With CBS in repeats, the Peacock takes home the demo crown.

[04/22/17 - 06:10 AM]
Development Update: April 21-22
Updates include: NBC gives green light to begin staffing on drama pilots "For God & Country" and "Rise" (formerly known as "Drama High").

[04/21/17 - 01:37 PM]
TV One Announces Production of New Original Documentary Series, "Evidence of Innocence"
Hosted by Benjamin Crump, the series will profile the unbelievable true stories of individuals who were convicted of crimes they didn't commit, the journey each endured to have their cases overturned and the challenge to rebuild their lives.

[04/21/17 - 01:25 PM]
DIY Network Produces Pilot Starring Grammy Award-Winning Rap Artist Sir Mix-A-Lot
The special one-hour episode will feature Anthony - a Grammy(R) award winning rap artist and expert house-flipper - as he finds, renovates and flips houses in his hometown of Seattle.

[04/21/17 - 12:20 PM]
"Josh Gates' Destination Truth" Brings More Epic Adventures to Travel Channel
In the 43 one-hour episodes, explorer Josh Gates experiences hilarious and harrowing adventures in search of the truth behind the world's most unusual mysteries.

[04/21/17 - 11:46 AM]
Melissa Benoist and Julia Garner Join the Cast of "Waco"
Produced by Weinstein Television, the series is currently in production in Santa Fe, NM.

[04/21/17 - 11:42 AM]
Investigation Discovery to Encore "Killing Richard Glossip" in Wake of Arkansas Execution Last Night
As previously announced, and ahead of the premiere earlier this week, ID greenlit a fifth episode to capture new developments that come to light in the case.

[04/21/17 - 10:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Premiere Date Changes
Look for "A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" now on Sunday, May 21 while "Site Unseen: An Emma Fielding Mystery" is moving to Sunday, June 4.

[04/21/17 - 10:12 AM]
TV One Presents Stories of Perseverance, Love and Triumph with 2017-2018 Slate of Original Movies
"We are so excited to produce and present such a wide range of original films that expand the narrative of our community," said D'Angela Proctor.

[04/21/17 - 10:11 AM]
TV One Represents with Expanded Morning News, Current Affairs and Lifestyle Line-Up, Plus Increased Commitment to Family Reality and True Crime & Justice Shows During 2017 Upfront Presentation
"Our goal is to provide our discerning audience of information-conscious influencers with more of what they are looking for in original films, family reality, true crime and justice content," said Brad Siegel.

[04/21/17 - 10:01 AM]
Multiplatinum Superstar G-Eazy to Perform on Tuesday, April 25 Live Telecast of NBC's "The Voice"
G-Eazy will perform his new song "Good Life," which bears the honor of being the end title and closing track in Universal Pictures' most recent box office smash, "The Fate of the Furious."

[04/21/17 - 09:15 AM]
Freeform Picks Up a Third Season of the Hit Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
"Shadowhunters" returns for the second half of season two on Monday, June 5, with Shadowhunters and Downworlders reeling from what happened at the New York Institute in the winter finale.

[04/21/17 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
The Eye edges ABC, FOX and NBC by one-tenth of a ratings point among adults 18-49.

[04/20/17 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 20
Updates include: Mark Gibbon to play General Zod on The CW's "Supergirl"; "Locke & Key" lands new take at Hulu; and Jerry Ferrara among the latest cast in USA's "Shooter."

[04/20/17 - 05:16 PM]
NFL Network to Televise 18 NFL Games in 2017
Presented by Bud Light, the slate of 13 regular season games kicks off when the Houston Texans visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 14 exclusively on NFL Network.

[04/20/17 - 05:13 PM]
From Kickoff to Super Bowl LII, NBC Bookends the 2017 NFL Season & Is Home to a Record 28 Regular Season and Postseason Games
NBC's schedule opens with a blockbuster Kickoff Weekend featuring four 2016 playoff teams.

[04/20/17 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Sports Owns the Fall: Network Announces 2017 NFL Schedule Following Powerhouse Super Bowl Season
Presenting a 2017 lineup that includes 100 regular-season games, FOX's NFL coverage is led by nine editions of "America's Game of the Week," the country's most-watched television program for eight straight years.

[04/20/17 - 05:06 PM]
ESPN's 2017 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
The 48th season will kick off on ESPN with a doubleheader Monday, September 11 - New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings (6:55 p.m. ET) and Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT).

[04/20/17 - 05:05 PM]
CBS Sports Leads the Way Into 2017 NFL Season with Most Games of Any Network
Football starts on CBS with the Thursday night primetime package, which this year features five consecutive games beginning September 28 with Chicago at Green Bay.

[04/20/17 - 04:15 PM]
"The X-Files" Returns to FOX for 10-Episode Second Installment of Event Series
The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season as production is set to begin in summer 2017.

[04/20/17 - 01:22 PM]
History Sets Premiere Date for Limited Documentary Series "America's War on Drugs"
The eight-hour, four consecutive night limited documentary series premieres Sunday, June 18 and concludes on Wednesday, June 21.

[04/20/17 - 01:16 PM]
TV Land Renews Hit Series "Younger" and "Teachers"
"Younger," which returns June 28 for its fourth season, has been picked up for a 12-episode fifth season.

[04/20/17 - 12:25 PM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere Documentary "Jackson" on Tuesday, May 2
From award-winning director Maisie Crow, the film is an intimate look at the lives of three women caught in the complex issues surrounding access to abortion in the Deep South.

[04/20/17 - 12:22 PM]
NBA Legend and Emmy(R) Winner Charles Barkley Ignites Conversation on Race in TNT's Two-Night Television Event "American Race"
TNT will offer a preview of the first episode on Sunday, May 7 at 11:30/10:30c, following the network's coverage of the NBA Playoffs.

[04/20/17 - 11:31 AM]
Susan Levison Named Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Television Studios
Levison will work with Maynard to create and develop new alternative and unscripted content for all broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and digital platforms.

[04/20/17 - 11:18 AM]
The Ghost Brothers Are Back on Destination America Starting Tomorrow!
The series returns to the cable channel following a brief stint on sibling network TLC.

[04/20/17 - 11:03 AM]
ESPN's Presentation of the 2017 NFL Draft
ESPN will present the 2017 NFL Draft - the company's 38th consecutive draft telecast - live from the NFL Draft Theatre at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia.

[04/20/17 - 11:01 AM]
Catch All The CW Season Finales
"iZombie," "The Originals" and "Reign" will all run into June on the network.

[04/20/17 - 10:58 AM]
Kathy Bates Series "Disjointed" Sets Premiere Date on Netflix
"Disjointed" is a 30 minute sitcom from creators Chuck Lorre and former "Daily Show" head writer David Javerbaum.

[04/20/17 - 10:30 AM]
An All-Star Cast of Celebrities Join Host Michael Strahan on Season Two of ABC's "The $100,000 Pyramid"
The iconic Pyramid is back when it returns Sunday, June 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

[04/20/17 - 10:07 AM]
"American Woman" Starring Alicia Silverstone, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Bartels Starts Production This Week in LA
The 12-episode series from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television will premiere on Paramount Network in the first quarter of 2018.

[04/20/17 - 10:05 AM]
TNT's "Will" Premieres Monday, July 10
Newcomer Laurie Davidson plays the title role in this period drama told in a bold, contemporary style and played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all of Shakespeare's recklessness, lustful temptations and tortured brilliance.

[04/20/17 - 09:43 AM]
Lifetime Gives Straight-to-Series Greenlight to Scripted Psychological Thriller, "You"
Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, "You" is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love?"

[04/20/17 - 09:39 AM]
Popular Mother-Daughter Home Reno Team Returns to HGTV for Season Two of "Good Bones"
Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak will return for a new season on Tuesday, May 30.

[04/20/17 - 09:36 AM]
Dave Navarro Performs Original Rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner as Part of Promo for the New Season of "Ink Master"
Spike TV's hit original reality-competition series "Ink Master" returns for a ninth season on Tuesday, June 6.

[04/20/17 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Triumphs Over Mostly Repeat Competition
CBS wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/17 - 08:09 AM]
Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett to Host "CMA Fest 2017" Special, Airing This Summer on ABC
The announcement that Ballerini and Thomas Rhett would serve as hosts this year was made Thursday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America."

[04/20/17 - 06:09 AM]
2017 "MTV Video Music Awards" Returns to the West Coast Live from The Forum on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
"The City of Inglewood welcomes the return of the MTV VMAs to the number 1 concert venue in California, the Forum," said Mayor James Butts.

[04/19/17 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 19
Updates include: Brian Geraghty to take over as Teddy Roosevelt on TNT's "The Alienist"; and Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon to topline "Fahrenheit 451" adaptation for HBO.

[04/19/17 - 04:38 PM]
National Geographic Launches Further Community Digital Network
The impressive cast of influencers will help drive the brand's commitment to making smart, meaningful content and designing new ways for loyal fans to get actively involved.

[04/19/17 - 04:37 PM]
National Geographic Greenlights Global Documentary Series from Award-Winning Journalist Katie Couric
The new untitled series will follow Couric as she talks with thought leaders who are shaping the most pivotal, contentious and oftentimes confusing topics across the globe today.

[04/19/17 - 04:36 PM]
National Geographic, Shawn Carter and The Weinstein Company to Partner on New Global Series "Race" (W.T.)
The series will weave together documentary, animation and archival footage to tell a profoundly intimate, highly cinematic and strikingly inventive collection of curated tales.

[04/19/17 - 04:35 PM]
National Geographic Announces Three New Scripted Development Projects
Plus: the network announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of "Mars."

[04/19/17 - 04:34 PM]
National Geographic's Further Front Dazzled with a Star-Studded Evening of Visual Storytelling to Take Viewers and Advertisers Further
National Geographic touted its aggressive slate of premium content with the best creative producers and talent in the industry.

[04/19/17 - 04:33 PM]
National Geographic Releases First-Look Cast Photos for Global Scripted Event Series "The Long Road Home," Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller
Production began in March in Fort Hood, Texas, and relives a heroic fight for survival during the Iraq War when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, was ferociously ambushed on April 4, 2004, in Sadr City, Baghdad.

[04/19/17 - 04:32 PM]
National Geographic Announces Official Greenlight of Second Season of Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
The identity of this virtuoso will be revealed during the season one finale of Genius on June 20.

[04/19/17 - 04:31 PM]
National Geographic Honors Earth Day with Multiple Activations on April 22
The March for Science is an unprecedented global gathering of scientists and science advocates joining together to acknowledge the vital role science plays in our lives and the need to encourage research that gives us insight into the world.

[04/19/17 - 01:34 PM]
VH1 to Give Viewers a Never Before Seen Look Into "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" and "Black Ink Crew"
First up: "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: Joseline's Special Delivery" on Monday, May 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/19/17 - 01:27 PM]
Award-Winning Danish Director Niels Arden Oplev to Helm Pilot for TNT's "The Deep Mad Dark"
"The Deep Mad Dark" opens as Detroit neurosurgeon Polly Lewis embarks on an unorthodox study in the field of memory and trauma.

[04/19/17 - 01:10 PM]
Expanding on the Network's "25 Days of Christmas" Content Slate, Freeform Announces New Original Movies and Holiday Special
"Decorating Disney" will reveal how holiday magic is created at Disney Parks by giving viewers an inside look into how the holidays come to life at the happiest and most magical place on earth.







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[05/24/17 - 11:54 AM]
Science Channel's "Space's Deepest Secrets" Deciphers Strange Signals from Alien Worlds to Determine If We Are Really Alone in the Universe
The special episode tells the story of a genuine scientific mystery, the recent discovery, confirmation, and on-going attempts to understand the origin of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), enigmatic pulses from deep space that have so-far defied explanation.

[05/24/17 - 11:28 AM]
Crackle Set for Epic Rager with New Original Movie, "Party Boat," Starring Jay Mohr, Brett Davern, Beau Mirchoff, Sung Kang & Katie Leclerc
"Party Boat" focuses on 25-year-old Max, who is throwing his wildest party yet - a 25th birthday party for his best friend Kiley.

[05/24/17 - 11:02 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Returns for the 2017 NBA Finals
Kevin Hart, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Jamie Foxx and Billy Crystal are among those on tap.

[05/24/17 - 11:01 AM]
Freeform Unites Fankind with Monday Night Programming Block
This summer, Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, unites fankind with a Monday night programming block of back-to-back episodes of fan-favorite shows, "Shadowhunters" and "Stitchers."

[05/24/17 - 11:01 AM]
Season 24 Winner Joins the Cast of "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights!" Touring America This Summer
Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live in their hometowns.

[05/24/17 - 10:32 AM]
Discovery Channel Announces Summer Slate of Original Programming
Discovery Channel's summer schedule is jam-packed with a wide variety of both fan favorites and all-new programming.

[05/24/17 - 10:11 AM]
"Hood Adjacent with James Davis" Debuts on Wednesday, June 28 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, one block away from where "shit goes down," James Davis shares his perspective on the world he grew up in and the world he grew up next to.

[05/24/17 - 09:58 AM]
A&E to Premiere "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." (June 28) and "Who Killed Tupac?" (June 29) Under the Recently Relaunched "Biography" Banner
The first two hours of "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." will kick-off on Wednesday, June 28 with the final hour airing Thursday, June 29.

[05/24/17 - 09:46 AM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" Season 7 - Official Trailer (HBO)
The new season rolls out Sunday, July 16 on the pay channel.

[05/24/17 - 09:01 AM]
"2017 CMT Music Awards" to Feature Superstar Pairings
In a performance sure to span multiple decades, Lady Antebellum will jam out with Earth, Wind & Fire, while country royalty, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will perform live together for the first time on any CMT stage.

[05/24/17 - 08:40 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Goes Out on Top for NBC
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while the "Dancing with the Stars"-powered ABC is the most-watched broadcaster.

[05/24/17 - 08:06 AM]
Sunday Night Live: Leslie Jones to Host 2017 "BET Awards"
The 2017 "BET Awards" will air live on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.

[05/24/17 - 07:57 AM]
American Heroes Channel Pays Tribute to Our Armed Forces with Third Annual "Salute to Sacrifice" Programming Event
In its third year, "Salute to Sacrifice" is a multiplatform campaign dedicated to celebrating the heroes who selflessly defend our freedom, while creating a national dialogue for issues our veterans and troops face each day.

[05/24/17 - 07:53 AM]
NFL Pro Bowl Returns to Orlando - Will Air on ESPN and ABC
The annual matchup of AFC vs. NFC stars will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Camping World Stadium.

[05/23/17 - 04:39 PM]
A Storm is Brewing as TNT's Hit Series "The Last Ship" Returns with a Thrilling Two-Hour Premiere on Aug. 20
Through its first three seasons, the show has ranked one of basic cable's Top 10 summer dramas with adults 18-49.